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Software Tools

Repairing and maintaining your computer can sometimes take nothing more than the right software tool - maybe a file recovery program, a registry cleaner, or even a password cracker.

Here you'll find lists, reviews, and tutorials for everything from hardware testing software to programs that find lost passwords, and much more.

  1. Data Wipe Software (1)
  2. Defragmentation Software (7)
  3. File Recovery Software (6)
  4. Hardware Testing Software (8)
  5. Online Backup & Backup Software (55)
  6. Password Recovery/Reset Software (16)
  7. Product Key Finder Software (15)
  8. Registry Cleaner Software (3)
  9. Remote Access Software (9)
  10. System Monitoring Software (13)

How To Verify File Integrity in Windows with FCIV
Instructions on using Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier to produce an MD5 or SHA-1 hash value.

How To Download and Install File Checksum Integrity Verifier
Instructions on downloading, extracting, and placing FCIV in the correct folder in Windows.

Free Data Destruction Software Programs
A list of freeware data destruction software tools.

Free Password Managers
Free Windows password manager software, free smartphone password managers, and free password manager online services.

Internet Speed Test Sites
Updated list of Internet speed test sites, useful for testing your available bandwidth.

How Fast Is Your Internet?
Test your Internet speed and then leave your results here for comparison.

Premium Backup Software
A list of the best premium (pay) backup software programs for Windows, along with my review of each.

Speedtest.net
My review of Speedtest.net, an Internet speed test site.

How To Create an ISO Image File From a Disc
A tutorial on creating an ISO image file from a CD, DVD, or BD disc.

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